Seeds: Yesterday’s “Super Tuesday” primaries garnered somewhat expected results. Trump and Clinton both dominated, leaving Cruz, Rubio, Kasich, Carson, and Sanders in their wakes. Over the next few weeks there will be more primaries and caucuses, until the Republican and Democratic nominees are officially chosen in July.
Core: In light of the Virginia primaries, Cored News corresponded with several fellow students about their voting experiences. Some found the process very simple, whereas others found the process more difficult. Here is voting, cored:
Know a little bit about the candidates, we suggest our POTUS2016 page.
Bring your photo ID and a receipt proving you’ve registered (if you’re new, sometimes you have not been processed through the system yet).
Talk to the people at the check-in point. Ask questions if you’re unsure (really though, ASK QUESTIONS. The line you get in determines the primary you will be voting in, so don’t just get into a random one! -- yes, we know people who’ve done that).
Find the little vote machine or paper ballot, and cast your vote. In other words, either push a button that identifies the candidate of your choice on the electronic screen, or fill in a bubble/box (... cue the SAT flashbacks *shudders*). AND if you still can’t figure out how to put the paper ballot in the ballot box, or work the machine, again ASK.
Skin: With such a controversial group of candidates, the media has placed a specific importance on voting this election season. If you can, exercise your right to vote!! Too often people skip out on voting, neglecting congressional and municipal elections completely. (Congress has the most power when it comes to making and passing laws, so vote for your Senators and Representatives!) Even if you do not have any firm political views, this is no excuse! Take the time to educate yourself on the candidates and their beliefs and choose the one that you think will do the most amount of good for the country. After all, they will be affecting the country that YOU will be living in. Too many countries today are fighting for the right to have their voice heard, so don’t waste this opportunity.
Leaves: Stay tuned for more updates about POTUS 2016!
Food For Thought: What do you think about Hillary and Trump winning the majority of yesterday’s primaries? Do you think people should take the time to go vote? Some have argued that the voting age should be lowered to 16. Do you agree?